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The Zambian farmers who are suing a mining company in a British court

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

 In January 2019, a group of Zambian farmers brought their fight for justice to the UK Supreme Court, in a case with far-reaching implications for multinational companies. Louise Eldridge explains the background of the case in a blog originally published by Africa is a Country.

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New report demonstrates significant flaws in corporate sustainability reporting across the EU

Friday, February 8th, 2019

A new report published today by the Alliance for Corporate Transparency Project – of which CORE is a member – shows that companies in the UK and across Europe are failing to report meaningful information about their impacts on society and the environment.

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The UK Supreme Court considers whether parent company Vedanta may be held legally responsible for the harm caused by its Zambian subsidiary

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Carlos Lopez, Senior Legal Adviser at the International Commission of Jurists, and Marilyn Croser, Director of CORE, explore the implications of the interlocutory appeal by the company Vedanta Resources and its Zambian subsidiary KCM to the UK Supreme Court. The company is challenging a Court of Appeal decision to uphold jurisdiction of UK courts in the case and allow the plaintiffs, some 1800 Zambian villagers to pursue their case against both companies in the United Kingdom.

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CORE and ICJ to intervene in UK Supreme Court case

Monday, January 7th, 2019

CORE and the ICJ have been granted permission to intervene in an appeal before the United Kingdom Supreme Court (Vedanta Resources PLC and another v. Lungowe and others.

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UK companies can help break the cycle of poverty wages on Assam’s tea plantations

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Tea pickers in Assam. Credit: Traidcraft Exchange / HELM Studio

CORE Coalition, Accountability Counsel, Nazdeek, and other civil society organisations concerned about labour exploitation on Assam tea plantations are writing to 12 major British tea brands and retailers that source tea from Assam, urging them to use their purchasing power to help break the cycle of poverty wages.

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UN Forum on Business and Human Rights: rhetoric or responsibility?

Friday, December 7th, 2018

CORE Policy and Communications Officer, Louise Eldridge, attended the 2018 UN Forum for Business and Human Rights in Geneva. Here are some impressions from a Forum ‘newbie’.

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Hope for reform, and remedy? External reviewers visit the UK NCP

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Last week, CORE Coalition along with our partner organisations Amnesty International UK and RAID were interviewed as part of the peer review of the UK’s National Contact Point (NCP).

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Reforming corporate “purpose”: is it enough?

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

The protection of human rights and the environment from corporate abuse is a serious challenge in the 21st century. But will redefining the “purpose” of corporations ensure that their actions align with the interest of people and planet?

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Mandatory human rights due diligence is the direction of travel

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

In response to pressure from civil society, European governments are beginning to introduce laws to require companies to respect human rights.

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Who made our uniforms? U.K. Public Sector Apparel Procurement: Ensuring Transparency and Respect for Human Rights

Friday, September 28th, 2018

new report published by CORE and ICAR reveals that that a third of companies that have supplied uniforms for UK public sector workers, including the armed forces and prison officers, have not reported on what they are doing to tackle slavery in their supply chains.

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